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When and How to Fire a Freelance Client

Freelancing allows medical writers to take command of their careers by establishing and managing their own businesses. Owning a freelance medical writing or editing business empowers you to set your rates and schedule. As a freelancer, you’ll experience an equal mix of freedom and responsibility.

March 1, 2021 at 8:00 AM

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Topics: Freelancing

How to Write a Scope of Work for Your Next Freelance Writing Project

As a freelance medical writer, you must master a variety of business skills in addition to writing high‑quality documents. You’ll need to set your rates, market your business, and even determine when and how to subcontract work, if that’s your business model.

February 1, 2021 at 8:00 AM

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Topics: Freelancing

How to Market Yourself as a Freelance Medical Writer: 7 Tips for Success

If there’s one key to success as a freelance medical writer, it’s this: never stop marketing. 

December 7, 2020 at 8:00 AM

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Topics: Freelancing

How to Get Started as a Freelance Medical Writer

The medical communication field is expanding at a record pace. At the same time, remote work is becoming mainstream. By demand, many experienced medical writers have begun offering freelance writing or editing services. 

November 2, 2020 at 9:00 AM

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How to Nurture Lasting Client Relationships and Boost Your Bottom Line

This article is based on content presented by Katherine Molnar‑Kimber, PhD, Kimnar Group LLC, and Deborah Anderson, PhD, DGA Medical Communications, at the AMWA Medical Writing & Communication Conference.

For freelance writers and independent contractors, establishing long‑term client relationships has clear advantages. Working with long‑term clients reduces time spent on administrative tasks, such as marketing, acquiring resources, and learning new formats, which increases the time available for producing the deliverable. The stability provided by long‑term clients also improves peace of mind and is usually financially beneficial.

July 6, 2020 at 12:30 PM

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When and How to Subcontract Work as a Freelance Medical Writer

This article is based on content presented by Brian Bass, MWC, and Emma Hitt Nichols, PhD, ELS, at the AMWA Medical Writing & Communication Conference.

Brian Bass and Emma Nichols have over 24 years of combined experience in hiring and working with freelance medical writers. Their education session focused on outlining the major considerations for freelance medical writers who are thinking about bringing on subcontractors—providing advice and guidance on making this decision and supporting their transition.

June 15, 2020 at 8:00 AM

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